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What a charmer Margarita is!... Plays like an indie relative of Mary Poppins with a LGBT twist or like Canada s answer to The Kids Are All Right... --Cinemablographer
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I was confused how a family that lived with and "loved" Margarita for six years; treated her like family, could devolve and crumble the way they did in this film. I think the crumbling is possible, given the circumstances, but the story itself didnt't translate well to the screen because of the superficial acting. The story is a good one and makes an earnest effort to illuminate the struggles illegal immigrants face in this country. I expected more from this film and was left feeling a little disappointed.
But I couldn't have been more wrong! I cannot wait to watch it again. The main character, Margarita, is rip-roaring funny. She has a pleasant accent and a sarcastic wit that kept me laughing. Nicole Correia-Damude, who played "Margarita", absolutely sold this movie!!! Her performance is AMAZING!!! Patrick McKenna and Maya Ritter also did superbly, and their performances really helped bring the movie together.
The story is relatable given the current worldwide economical turmoil. Many people/families have found themselves in similar circumstances and are forced to resort to drastic measures. This background isn't meant to imply that the movie is "heavy" in any way. The directors were able to keep the movie light through comedy. The story still makes the audience think about immigration issues and the effect of difficult financial times on families, marriages, children, and employment relationships.
The chemistry between Margarita and her girlfriend Jane was iffy. I think that the directors should have cast someone else as Jane because Christine Horne's performance wasn't really memorable. However, Nicole Correia-Damude, playing "Margarita", had enough passion for both of them.
Bravo on an excellent movie! I'm glad that I bought it. As far as I'm concerned, it is tied for 1st place with "Kiss Me" and "Out At The Wedding".
Well they have to make cutbacks and so they have to think the unthinkable and ‘let Margarita go’. Margarita, meanwhile, has spotted the slide in their fortunes and has been doing economy measures for some time, as well as fixing computes, mending the gutter, clearing the drive and servicing the hot tub – she is also drop dead gorgeous. Well once they have told her that she has to go the consequences for everyone become very apparent, very quick – and that’s when they find out she is also an illegal immigrant.
This is just a wonderful film, Nicola Correia Damude (’Havana 57’) as Margarita is sensational but a special word has to be said for Patrick McKenna as Ben who is marvellous, funny, and an all round entertainer who you can’t help feeling sorry for him even when he is trying to fire Margarita. Everyone is great in this and the direction is excellent from Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert they worked together before on ‘Finn’s Girl’ so they knew they could deliver and deliver they have in absolute spades. One of the best films I have seen for ages and I can not recommend highly enough – a comedy with social comment and a bucket of human emotion and it’s Canadian – what is not to like?
is so good, but whatever you may think may happen,
well, its don't.
the movie starts with a rich couple getting there towed!
than, after that, we find out they also have a nanny,
that basically does everything for them ,
encluding rasing there daughter,
than the couple figures out they have money going out than have
coming in, so they argue & decide they need to let there,
Nanny go, so they can save money,
the family sees her as part of the family and neither the hubby or wife,
wants to tell her.
they finally do it together, than they realise that she is in the U.S illegally,
so, the couple decides , since they want margarita to stay in the country,
and they know they cannot afford to go to court, so the couple talks
about how they will keep her here,
btw, the couple is NOT married, they are only common law,
the wife decides well, the her hubby could marry Margarita,
and she could stay here, margarita decides since she is a lesbian, '
thats not a good idea for her, so the wife gets a great idea,
why don't she marry Margarita, the courts would understand that,
but Margarita has a girlfriend that doesn't want to marry her
to much has been said about this movie,
so whatch the movie and see what happens,
it will surprise you.
again , what you think should happen , doesn't!!
i would recommend this movie to any person wanting to learn
about things in a lesbian relationship!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A very lovely tale of an illegal immigrant nanny and her employers. She is family when she works but due to hard times and cash shortages her family need to give her the boot. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jordyn skye
Excellent story line. Great performances by all the actors. Not enough sexPublished 13 months ago by ann c anderson
A great film. It may involve lesbians, but the story is universal. It was a well made independent flick.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
Cute, somewhat predictable. Overall no regrets over the time I spent watching this. Kind of a feel good movie.Published 15 months ago by C. E. Smith
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